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Let's see your bike racks!

Postby quadworks » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:19 pm

Let's see the racks that you use to get your bikes from home to your campsite on your teardrop? I am in the planning stages of my build and looking for some new ideas maybe. I already have a design in my head but want to see some of the other ideas out there. I must mention I will have 2 26" bikes both with small gas engines mounted on them.
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Postby Conestoga » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:27 am

for the time being, we push them inside.

has anyone used a hitch mounted bike rack?

there's one at northern tool that has a "pass thru" hitch:

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/ ... _200126524

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Postby Oasis Maker » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:39 am

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Once at the campsite -it's out of the way:

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Postby DestinDave » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:00 am

Would it be appropriate to say "Nice Rack"??? 8)
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Postby D.J. » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:08 pm

This is the type of rack that I use for my motorbike . It can handle 90 lbs . I only haul one motorbike at a time with it . The rack will adjust to fit just about any car , truck or van . It will even fit over my spoiler . The rubber sponge pads will wear the paint surface eventually . I was able to buff this out . This seems to be the only flaw with this type of rack . I have hauled my bike all over the province using this rack . Lifting a motorbike on to the rack is not too difficult . Lifting it on to a roof rack would be a real problem . ..... D.J.

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Postby flip18436572 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:36 am

I have the Saris Thelma-2, but I don't own a teardrop. We bought this hitch mounted rack, because it uses the tires to support the bike, rather than using the frame. The wife has a comfort bike, with an open frame, and it would not work on a normal frame rack without being at wierd angles while traveling, so we bought that. We have had it for a few years and it works great. I am sure it will work on the back of a TD, as long as you have a hitch mount on the back.

Very easy to use, and can fold up, if not carrying bikes also.
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Postby 1912 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:17 pm

We got a Yakima rack, one that the tires rest on, not hanging by the frame. Also, the women's bike would make it hang funny on a frame rack. We got a hitch at the build from CampInn. This makes for an easy to load and pull bike setup.
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Postby ERV » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:34 pm

I have a double hitch I made on the truck. and a clamp-on bike rack. Makes so I can get it closer to the truck. Have some pics in my album, I think on page 2.

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Postby TheMadDane » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:38 pm

Erv,

Where did you get the clamp on bike rack?
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:53 pm

I welded a piece of angle iron on my bike rack to hold this clearance/stop/turn signal LED light. :D Danny
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Postby ERV » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:28 pm

I picked it up on ebay. Nice thing about it ,is I can move it closer to the truck if we are pulling the tear. I think with shipping and everything it was under $40 but not sure. If I am not pulling, I can move it back some and get into the back of the truck. Just makes it nice to be able to use it on anything that has a hitch. Even works on Janny's Jeep with the spare on the back. Erv
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Postby starleen2 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:57 pm

FYI - depending on the attitude of the officer that pulls you over, those Bike racks tend to block your tail lights - at least that's what the office told me why he pulled me over on night when I had two bikes on the rack. I got a warning. Image
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Postby ERV » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:08 pm

I mostly have them on the truck when I have the tear behind me. But now that we went with the cruisers, they are a little longer frame and the truck lights work out pretty good any way. But you do have a point about the lights. The light that Dan put on his bike rack makes a lot of sense, going to look into that even with the tear on it might help if someone is next to you. Now if Dan can tell us where he picked it up???
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:42 pm

This seller usually has more than one listing for the light bar. :D Danny
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Postby ERV » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:34 pm

Thanks Dan! That was a good idea.

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